“We should not be held back from pursuing our full talents, from contributing what we could contribute to society, because we fit into a certain mold…” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Alice Franz Glenn begins a two-year period on the board as the President-elect. During her first year (2017-2018), she assists the President in her duties as Chief Executive Officer of the Junior League of New Orleans and will assume those responsibilities if the President is unable to serve during the course of her term. Alice will become JLNO’s President for the 2018-2019 League year that begins June 1, 2018. At its core, JLNO is a training organization and this two-year term is an extraordinary opportunity for Alice to prepare and thoughtfully organize, ensuring that her tenure maximizes community impact. During the President-elect year, Alice will study JLNO’s governance documents, policies, procedures and best practices and then take up the mantle of previous leaders to ensure a sustainable and impactful future. Combining her professional background with this League expertise will allow her to facilitate the accomplishment of remarkable outcomes.
Since her 2009 Provisional year, Alice has held diverse leadership positions on three councils – Planning & Development, Community and Membership. Her professional experience drew her to be JLNO’s Development Chair. She succeeded that position by promoting voluntarism with other organizations on the Community Shift committee and guiding JLNO’s newest members as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Provisional committee. One of her favorite ways to serve JLNO and the community is through Edible Schoolyard, a school-based program that teaches children to make healthy connections through food. She loves volunteering at the school’s open garden days, so much so that she ended up chairing their fundraiser, An Edible Evening, in 2015.
Alice believes that advocacy and voluntarism are the two most impactful means to effect change. As such, she is the owner of Glenn & Associates, LLC, specializing in strategic philanthropy and government relations consulting for businesses, individuals, families, foundations and non-profit organizations. She currently serves as a legislative aide to Louisiana House of Representatives Speaker Pro Tempore Walt Leger and works with several local organizations on fundraising operations, board management and strategic planning. Throughout her 15 year career, Alice has worked with political candidates, government officials and organizations such as the United Way, Loyola University of New Orleans and the Louisiana Restaurant Association.
Other than New Orleans, Alice has lived in Houma, La. and Jackson, Miss. She graduated from Millsaps College and received a Master’s degree from Tulane University. She currently lives Uptown with her husband Brodie, who is an attorney for Baldwin Haspel Burke Mayer and their daughter Reese (1). Brodie and Alice enjoy fishing, snow skiing and travelling. Alice treasures her morning walks with Reese in Audubon Park. She is constantly inspired by people all around her and tries to learn from everyone she meets.